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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Prison Rape, A National Crisis

From the most recent article at my CAIVN column:

Begging your indulgence for a very delicate question about a very serious and sensitive issue. Who do you picture when you hear the words "rape victim?" How old is the person? What is their gender? Do you imagine a twenty-something, female, college student?

One of the most commonly-used modifiers for the word "rape" is "date" as in "date rape." Other common modifiers are acquaintance rape, spousal rape, and statutory rape, but the most common form of rape in the United States is- prison rape.

Read the whole article here.

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